Categorical Exclusion for a Regulatory Amendment to Modify the Hired Master Regulations for Management of the Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Program for the Fixed-Gear Commercial Fisheries for Pacific Halibut and Sablefish in Waters off Alaska

March 18, 2013

NAO 216-6, Environmental Review Procedures, requires all proposed actions to be reviewed with respect to environmental consequences on the human environment.

This memorandum summarizes the determination that the regulatory amendment to modify the hired master regulations for management of the Individual Fishing Quota Program for the Fixed-Gear Commercial Fisheries for Pacific Halibut and Sablefish in Waters off Alaska qualifies to be categorically excluded from further National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review.

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